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DJ pleads guilty to 2015 shooting at Heidi Ho

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday will spend 35 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


Ex-Columbus choir teacher to serve 7 years for soliciting student

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A crowd of supporters for former Columbus High School choir director Michael Jackson openly sobbed in court Friday as Jackson was sentenced to serve seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for soliciting a student for sex.


Ex-Columbus HS teacher found guilty of soliciting student for sex

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus High School chorus teacher will spend seven years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, following a guilty verdict in a child exploitation case this week.


Recovering the past: Archaeological project hopes to confirm Union soldiers' graves in Friendship Cemetery

Posted 5/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Memorial Day in 1866, barely a year after the end of the Civil War, a group of Columbus women decorated the Friendship Cemetery graves of Confederate soldiers -- along with the graves of several unknown Union soldiers.


Two pilots involved in T-38 crash released from hospital Wednesday

Posted 5/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus Air Force Base pilots who ejected from a T-38C Talon II before it crashed outside the base Wednesday morning were released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, CAFB spokespeople confirmed Wednesday.


Landmark status moves Lee High one step closer to redevelopment

Posted 5/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lee Middle School property on Military Road is now a Mississippi Historic Landmark.


'Competition for a good cause': Friendly rivalry between Columbus police, fire departments builds camaraderie

Posted 5/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue's brand new trophy stands proudly in Fire Station 1, where it commemorates the quick actions of three firefighters -- and one child from the Boys and Girls Club -- who dispensed of a plate of 50 chicken wings in less than six minutes.


A church within reach

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Jason and Kelsey Bigelow, going to church on Sundays has traditionally meant making a trek of more than an hour to and from Tupelo.


MUW retiring speech-language pathology professor reflects on job that was 'never boring'

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michelle Harmon has been working as a speech pathologist for 35 years and says she has never once been bored.


Apartments, retail plans revealed for old Lee High

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday released possible future plans for the Lee Middle School property.


Opening the door: Employment among biggest obstacles facing freed felons

Posted 5/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Duett's job interview was going great. The Columbus native had been referred for the position by the business' owner. The hiring manager had come to the portion of the interview where she talked about salary and time off, and Duett was hopeful.


Clay man claims police used excessive force

Posted 5/3/2018 in Area

The city of West Point is facing a federal lawsuit from a man claiming West Point police used unnecessary force while arresting him during a welfare check.


Market Street Festival this weekend

Posted 5/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he 23rd annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus will take place this weekend. Starting Friday, residents and Columbus visitors can enjoy live music, vendors and other entertainment downtown for the annual festival. Hosted by Main Street Columbus, the festival occurs every first weekend of May.


Alabama man dies in West Point traffic accident

Posted 5/1/2018 in Area

West Point Police Department is investigating a traffic accident that killed an Alabama man on Highway 45 Alternate near the Hampton Inn Monday.


Thousands expected for weekend sporting tournaments

Posted 4/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 5,000 people are expected to come to Columbus for the state's second biggest soccer tournament this weekend.


Extended stays: Local inmate incarceration times an indicator of state-wide problem

Posted 4/25/2018 in Area

Omar Beard has been in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center since March 2012.


A house to love: The Haven, historic downtown home, passes to new ownership

Posted 4/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Vonnie Moody admits she doesn't know much yet about the history of her new house -- but she does know that history is rich.


CMSD releases further information on superintendent candidates

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees will look at 19 of the 21 applications of superintendent candidates.


'The bottom of the pool': Bestselling author, speaker Andy Andrews speaks in Columbus

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whenever someone asks Andy Andrews what he does for a living, he tells them he's a noticer.


Super Troopers actor to appear at Golden Triangle Comic Con

Posted 4/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Super Troopers actor Erik Stolhanske will make an appearance at the third Golden Triangle Comic Con on Aug. 18.



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